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Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez on Three Kings(AUDIO)

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New York Times bestselling author, Alisa Valdes- Rodriguez is not one to mince words. She's truthful, she's sensitive and she's outspoken.

In recent years, since the debut of her mega-selling bestselling novel, Dirty Girls Social Club, Rodriguez has experienced challenges that could have easily knocked her out for the count. Divorce, dismal book sales, cross country moves, public humiliation and criticism. But that has not stopped this feisty strong woman from doing what she views as one of the most important works of her life.

In today's interview, Rodriguez explains her rise to fame, her writing process, her newest heartfelt and critically acclaimed novel Three Kings: A Christmas Dating Story and why she says she experienced "psychological rape".